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ALBUM REVIEW: Kelly Lee Owens – ‘Inner Song’: leftfield tronica beauty soars

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WITH their deliciously tempting new remix album GGP/RMX out in a month’s time, GoGo Penguin are just keeping them comin’; following the deeply energised MachineDrum retake on “Atomised” and Squarepusher’s stealthily head-melting inversion of “F Major Pixie”, the Mancunian trio have just dropped the blissful dream of “Totem”, as overseen by James Holden. Come listen …

ROSS TONES, the West Country-based practitioner of a very I form of textural IDM, has announced he’s releasing his forth album under that moniker for Houndstooth come the end of June. It’s to be entitled Dragons, and he’s dropped a first sonic enticement in “Brujita”; scroll down, press play, come back up to finish reading. …

IT’S AN interesting name that cool Glasgow electronicist Lewis Bingham has decided to mask up in order to bring his musical creations to the world. Glassmasterer? Er? Well, we’re told it’s actually taken from an arcane process employed at the very last stages of CD duplication, – a process known as ‘glassmastering’. There, that’s a …

HE’s NOTHING if not prolific these days, Andy Bell; the muse must properly be with him. Not content to announce a string of 12″, 10″ and 7″ epilogues to last year’s excellent The View From Halfway Down for Sonic Cathedral, he’s popped his GLOK guise on for a new single release that’s come totally out …

THE EXCELLENT Mancunian trio GoGo Penguin, whose catalogue is full of thrills of jazz with a firm focus on creativity and the dancefloor, working in the same territories as Cinematic Orchestra and Red Snapper, are all set to release a really exciting remixes album, GGP/RMX, for Blue Note in May; and boy, what an excellent …

Głós’ first EP for Affin is three whole different, astonishingly enveloping sound worlds. Let’s hope he records an album in this vein; it’d wipe the floor with your consciousness. Intelligent ambience with incredible design and edge, it’s one hell of an opening statement for an artist to make for his new home

THE LEFTFIELD, inventive Mancunian piano trio GoGo Penguin, who work out in the truly creative zones where dancefloor and intelligence and a jazzy feel bump into each other, decided they could be lifelong friends, have announced a remix album for Blue Note, to be entitled GGP/RMX; and boy have they lined up a mighty cast …

ROSS TONES, the Northern Englishman who’s made his way to a rural retreat in the South West via the capital, is regarded as something of a mainstay over at Houndstooth, the label that’s spiralled out of London’s fabric club. He’s just followed up last year’s The Folly of Pangloss EP, which he released under the …

GROWING up listening to a mixture of Jean-Michel Jarre and Jimmy Smith, Matt Robertson certainly had a good early primer in the weirder beauties of music; big-screen synthesiser worlds, the grooviest, cinematic organ jazz (you mean you haven’ heard Jimmy Smith’s The Cat?) After university, Matt matriculated into the world of the recording studio. He’s worked …

My Frequencies, When We may not flaunt its wares with garish insouciance; but like so many of the albums that end up welded to your turntable, it keeps on enticing you back for more exploration, further interaction. It occasionally raises a grin and equally occasionally, an eyebrow; it’s varied in its approach yet thoroughly cohesive. It’s an immensely thoughtful record